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complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> coast guard we are abandoning ship. we are abandoning ship. >> father's final call to the coast guard. the massive search that is on going right now 24 hours after that call for help was made. good evening. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. the u.s. navy joined the search for a man, woman and two children still missing at sea tonight. developing news. ktvu's jade hernandez is live where she has been with officials monitoring the search all day. jade? >> reporter: this has been a long and difficult search for the first time today as we heard earlier we heard part of the distress call from one of
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the family members and the coast guard is hoping someone recognizes the voice because they don't know who the family is or where they came from. >> coast guard, coast guard, we are abandoning ship. >> reporter: joining us live, petty officer, you have been with us, talk to us about the information you were able to get from that family member. >> that's right, the radio transmission was weak and broken. so we had to piece together what we could. there were a husband, wife and two young children under 8. one of them was the sun of the operator -- son of the operator and the other was the cousin. >> reporter: initially you thought they were 65 miles off. >> we are searching towards the coast of monterey, 65 miles off the coast. >> reporter: they don't know
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where the boat registration comes from or where they were headed. >> we don't know where they were going, why they were out there. we are asking anybody with any information board the vessel charm blow, contact the coast guard. >> reporter: okay. what is the search look like tonight? >> we searched by air, sea, we searched all day and all night. we will continue to asearch by boat into -- to search by boat into the morning hours and we will relaunch aircraft and do more searches at first light. >> reporter: thank you very much. tonight with the u.s. coast guard. this search will continue through the night and another update tonight at 10:00 p.m., jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. police evacuated residents as the bomb squad investigates
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a suspicious device found inside a home. news chopper 2 was over head. authorities closed off ely boulevard south between caulfield lane and weaverly drive. someone called police at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon notifying them of the device found in the garage. police say that device is an old world war ii shell. at this point authorities haven't said when they will be able to go back home. new tonight at 6:00 p.m., ronald ross kept the faith and kept fighting as he spent 7 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. ktvu's paul chambers spoke to ross who spent his first weekend as a free man. paul? >> reporter: i was there on friday when he was released from jail. he said his first weekend of freedom was great, surrounded by friends and family. his attorneys say if it wasn't
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for nancy o'malley asking for the conviction to be over turned he could still be in jail. >> reporter: he says spending 7 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit was a blessing in disguise. >> early 30s, god going to make it a way that i will be 50. >> reporter: 2006, he was sentenced to 25 years to life for shooting a man. but he said he didn't do it. >> i am innocent. i don't know what is going on. >> we met with him in may 2008, it was obvious to us that he was innocent. >> reporter: it would take attorneys and the innocence project to get the conviction over turned. new evidence a false testimony and help from the district attorney was enough to convince a judge. >> she was convinced she
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couldn't stand behind this conviction anymore. she took a position and it was just and i admire that. >> reporter: he wrote him $100 for each day spent behind bars. they will help him fight for that. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details about the innocence project. attorneys receive and review 800 to 1,000 requests each year. right now they are working on 100 cases with 500 back log. since 2001 they have successfully exonerated 15 wrongfully convicted people. the group will honor ronald ross on march 21. police say a man hunt for the suspect in a fatal shooting on the las vegas strip that left a rapper and two people
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dead will span the country. harris fired shots into a car. cherry's car hit a taxi that burst into flames killing him, the cabby and a passenger. police say the suspect lived in the southeast and has a criminal record in california. a musician for the san francisco symphony is in the hospital after he collapsed in the middle of a performance over the weekend. will beatty is the oboist for the symphony. the performance was stopped when he collapsed and a ambulance rushed him to the hospital. he suffered a brain hemorrhage. he has been with the symphony since 1979. and oboist since 1987. the sequester budget cuts could spell major trouble for california schools. our state would lose $87
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million for education. that would put 1200 teachers and aids on the chopping block. 320 fewer schools would receive federal money. college students and head start would also be impacted. $3million would be cut from california job placement services. grants would be loss for law enforcement and courts and other efforts. tens of millions of army and air force funding would be cut and 64,000 department of defense employees would be put on furlough. the cuts could also slow down ships. new tonight at 6:00 p.m. ktvu's tonvler is -- consumer editor tom vacar is live with more. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act by next week these
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terminals could be loaded with stranded ships or they could be in a situation where there are no ships at all. either way, we lose. >> reporter: it takes a lot of customs agents to inspect every container before they could be picked up. the reason is to prevent a terrorist nuclear bomb. >> it would have serious consequences to the flow of trade and travel. we will have to begin to furlough officers who staff the ports. >> that would have a impact on clearing cargo. >> when you slow down the inspection of containers, that translates to lots and lots of jobs. good paying jobs. >> that is a big problem for the port. >> reporter: any delay, even for a few hours is serious, let alone 5 days. >> it is a shocker.
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like closing highway 80. if customs is not there, that is it, we are shut down. we get stopped. >> right now we are preparing for easter. if that cargo ship is delayed and it gets on a week after easter that is not good. they lost all their money. >> i am not here to scare people. i am here to inform. >> reporter: if they can't deliver to u.s. ports, the ships could divert to canada where their economy will benefit. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. at we posted the document from the white house, it outlines the cuts facing california, you can read it, look under hot topics on the home page.
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the ceo of the california's high-speed rail said the project is key to the future of the state. >> this is an investment in the state's future and our ability to compete as a state, country, the 9th largest economy in the world. handle the population growth. >> last friday four land owners whose property is in the path of the california's high-speed rail dropped a lawsuit challenging the environmental impact report and last month they said they had settled another lawsuit. ground breaking for the first portion of the california's high-speed rail is set for this summer. >> cardinals are arriving in rome as pope benedict xvi begins his final days of leader of the catholic church. he says he plans to fly to rome tomorrow. all cardinals can take part in the selection to choose a new pope as long as they are under
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80. today he touched on the controversy surrounding los angeles cardinal in the selection of a new pope in spite of his role protecting accused priest. >> he apologized for errors in judgment that were made. >> last week 10,000 cardinals signed a petition asking him to recuse himself from the conclave and the pope changed a key rule today which will allow the conclave to begin earlier. the start state hasn't been determined yet but there is speculation it could start next week, that would come days after pope benedict xvi's retirement date. in 7 minutes, clearing the air. the east bay city cracking down on second hand smoke. >> first, surrounded by
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controversy and praise. a look at whether yahoo's ceo change in policy will turn things around. >> and video you will see only on 2, we reveal who could be to blame for this fiery scene.
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investigators are trying to determine what sparked this fire inside a vacant house last night. this is video only on 2. firefighters were called to the house before midnight. they determined the fire started in the garage. the assistant fire chief said they don't know the exact cause of the fire but they can ebb they believe squat -- but they believe squatters are to blame. no one was hurt. our new ktvu channel 2 news
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poll, california voters are in favor of new gun control measures. 61% said they favor great controls on gun ownership. 34% favor protecting the rights of owners. 75% favor requiring a permit and background check. 58% favor out lawing large capacity magazines. 67% support banning the sale of automatic rifles. >> new yahoo ceo is eliminating the work from home work perk. ktvu's robert handa is live with the risk she could be taking by trying to create a more collaborative culture. >> reporter: we are at yahoo,
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soon everyone will be reporting to the office. at 5:00 p.m. we talked about the policy change, the latest in a series of move the ceo is making that seem to be helping the company. >> reporter: right now she is more concerned with the company's home page than on how employees work from home. she called for a more collaborative company culture. they plan to eliminate most work home from arrangements. >> very interesting. if you have women working from home, if they have kids, day care issues. >> reporter: but he says she is doing the right thing, pointing out team work is needed. >> providing better content. she is giving much more creative hand to the individuals who are creating that content and building all
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of the pieces that need to be there. >> reporter: another analyst agrees she has been making the right moves till this ban. >> the folks that will leave are the folks that could find a job someplace else. >> reporter: some people agreed the move is a risk but said she may have a point about speed and efficiency. >> working from home is a great thing. if you are able to accomplish the same type of objectives. >> reporter: how much discussion will go on before the policy is put in place is uncertain. they said it is an internal matter. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> yahoo stock has been on an upswing. the stock lost 50 cents by the closing bell. breaking news from oakland. live pictures from news chopper
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2. 87th and birch street in oakland, we do not have lot of information. all we know is that police have blocked off the streets and they have been on the scene for a couple of hours now. we have a crew on the scene and these live pictures from news chopper 2 we are working to get more information. as we do we will bring it to you. right now, 87th and birch street, a lot of police there on the scene and they be been investigating something. what it is, we don't know yet. we are working to find out. two lawmakers are targeting polluters. 15,000 people sought medical attention because of the smoke last august. the bill would increase penalties for one day air quality violations from $25,000 to $100,000. a second bill would give cal-
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osha power to correct violations even if the company is appealing. the city is working to improve its f grade from the american lung association. half the cities received failing marks. a designation walnut creak held since 2009. they plan to create a second hand smoke ordinance. the city counsel could see a proposal by this summer. lots of big weather on the east coast but for here nice. look at the scenes outside. golden gate bridge, patchy fog tonight as the -- tonight as the sunsets. this looks like spring, not february with the inversion and the fog. that means high pressure is with us. where is there no high pressure? in this area, plains and beyond
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the plains, ohio valley, it will cause flight lays towards atlanta tomorrow. for us we are watching this system, which looks good but it is not doing anything. that ridge is so strong this system can't under cut it. we stay dry. bottom line. we stay dry and we stay warm. 56 degrees in santa rosa. today mid-60s, upper 60s. tomorrow will be like today. wake up cool, frost, not much. over night lows mid-30s. highs today, highs tomorrow will duplicate these. fog, burns back quickly. and tomorrow like today. extended forecast. over night lows, chilly starts for many of you tomorrow, and frost. but -- the weather pattern
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repeats itself. that is what we got. we will continue dry, we will continue warm. dry forecast for the rest of february, i tell you this, first week of march looks dry too. high pressure keeps everything north. we stay dry. these are the day time highs. 60s. pretty good. warm. we need rain. this is the time of year you want to get it. february is the month. march is a good month. when you don't get it, we are not worried but we talk about it. where is it rain. nothing worse than going in to march with a deficit. it has been dry. >> and beautiful. we need the rain. >> hopefully march. thank you. >> thank you, bill. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36, we are following tonight's search for a missing family of four. their boat went missing yesterday and the search
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continues. and angry residents call it graffiti bombing. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. it broke the pixar mold and took home oscar gold, the international twist for the academy award winner made right here in the bay area.
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the oscar party today as pick ar-- pixar celebrated today for its film brave. [ music playing ] >> the directors accepted the award last night in los they to festivities at their studios. they improved animation systems to bring hair and clothing to life. >> nobody flitches. they love that pushing the envelope of what we can do in this medium. >> pixar sent 6 years making his movie. brave is the first pixar film that is a disney princess story. has complete oscar
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coverage, click on the tab on the home page for photos, video and winners. >> they have done some amazing work. joe is here, mark is off. sharks, now they get worse news. >> san jose sharks back in town after a 1-5 road trip. they host colorado tomorrow night. one more game without ryan glove. tomorrow night he continues to serve a two game suspension. on friday in chicago after he made this hit he came tie the defense of his teammate, it was ruled he was part of an illegal line change and received a 10 game suspension. today the play was reviewed, the change was ruled legal that means he comes back 8 games sooner than he originally thought. >> when i went in i didn't though punches, i don't think i
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hit guys blinds sided or -- blind sided or from behind. i have never been suspended. i will let you know if something is wrong and i will try to not do something cheap. >> a's hosted the indians in phoenix. tommy malone getting a nice play by josh redick. phelps is the batter who was victimized in the second inning. in the 4th, two runners in scoring position, a nice snag at third. retires him. both teams lit it up on the scoreboard. 14-10 cleveland. and only spring training day for the giants, white sox tied the game 9-9. both said 9-9
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tie, good enough. madison bumgarner through a couple shut out innings. >> thank you. the box says charity but is it legit. tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news, we uncover how this motto works and who is helping. >> and thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news, we are always here for you on and mobile ktvu. beautiful shot. >> beautiful.

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